Meijer to Rebuild Lansing Store

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Meijer has plans to remodel four of its stores this year, including the one on Pennsylvania Avenue in Lansing.

It's part of a $160 million investment the company is making in new and remodeled stores in 2013.

The investment includes the construction of six new Meijer supercenters in Swartz Creek, Michigan; Portage, Indiana; Detroit, Michigan; Danville, Illinois; Evergreen Park, Illinois and Warsaw, Indiana. It also includes major remodel projects for another five stores in Lansing, Taylor, Flint, Grand Rapids (Knapp's Corner) and Springfield, Illinois.

“We are pleased to continue to invest in the Midwest communities that have supported us for so long,” Co-Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer Hank Meijer said. “By keeping prices low and maintaining our focus on customer service, we have been able to continue to grow during a tough economic cycle.”

The South Pennsylvania Avenue Meijer in Lansing will be totally rebuilt, within a 14-month timeframe that will transform the aging site into an all-new store. Grocery and pharmacy areas will remain intact at all times during the construction process.

Some of the project highlights at the Pennsylvania store include a new drive-up pharmacy, polished concrete floors in the food and home areas, relocation of the garden center for easier access for customers and an external bottle return. The CATA bus terminal will also be relocated to the west side of the store.

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